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This is a two-year program for high school juniors and seniors
Skills: 
  • Work side by side with healthcare professionals to deliver patient care in a variety of clinical settings
     
  • Use a college curriculum to prepare for the rigorous state board exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse
     
  • Practice ethical standards, confidentiality, leadership, and professionalism when interacting with patients, clients, and coworkers
Credentials: 
  • College Credit
     
  • Clinicals
     
  • Scholarships
Career Opportunities: 

After one year in the Practical Nursing program, the student can qualify for:

  • State-tested Nurse Aide
     
  • Dietetic/assistant
     
  • Home health care aide
     
  • Restorative aide
     
  • Patient care technician

Practical Nursing can shorten the career pathway for:

  • Surgical assistant
     
  • Surgical technician
     
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate
     
  • Registered Nurse
     

Career Opportunities:

  • Doctor’s office
     
  • Hospital
     
  • Emergency care facility
     
  • Long-term care facility
     
  • Home health care
     
  • Hospice
     
  • Public health
     
  • Visiting nurse
Additional Information: 

Students in this program belong to SkillsUSA. It provides opportunities for competition, leadership and community service projects

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